Category Archives: Motor Vehicle Accidents

Personal Injuries on New Year’s Eve

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Can’t wait to celebrate the end of 2020? Be careful! Unfortunately, personal injuries on New Year’s Eve and Day are not uncommon. Causes of personal injuries on New Year’s Eve can include: Car accidents Drunk driving Slip-and-fall accidents Premises liability accidents Fireworks accidents Pedestrian accidents Dog bite accidents  While officials are not quite sure what to expect for New […]

Observing Dry January Has Many Benefits 

Close-up of a glass of whiskey and a pair of car keys on a wooden table

Dry January Observing Dry January by abstaining or reducing alcohol consumption is a growing trend, and this year, Dry January may be needed more than ever. According to Nielsen’s market data, total alcohol sales outside of bars and restaurants have surged roughly 24% during the pandemic. Spirits with higher alcohol content rose more than 27% over last year.  These alcohol trends in […]

Eyes on the Road! National Teen Driver Safety Week 2020

Profile view of two teenage boys in the front and passenger seat of a car

National Teen Driver Safety Week, which is Oct. 18-24, is designed to raise awareness of teen driving risks among parents and teenagers. The pandemic paused graduations and proms, but one rite of passage has not been put on hold for most teenagers. Teens are still able to get their driver’s license starting at age 16.  Getting behind the wheel can be one of the most exciting and dangerous […]

Car Seat Safety for Child Passengers

A parent fastens a baby in a baby carseat

Every 32 seconds, a child under the age of 13 was involved in a car crash in 2018. Many times, injuries and deaths can be prevented by proper car seat safety, boosters and seatbelts. Car accidents are the leading cause of preventable deaths and injuries to children in the United States, according to Safe Kids.   Car Seat Safety Facts  As […]

ATV Accidents on the Rise in 2020

A person in a green suit and helmet rides an ATV down a dirt trail

Charlotte County shows an alarming trend: ATV accidents on the rise. During the pandemic, experts say that outdoors is the safest place to be to avoid exposure to the virus. More riders can mean more ATV accidents. It’s no surprise, then, that the Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC) reports that so far this year, sales are […]

Do Not Ruin July 4 By Drinking and Driving

A man's hands hold a green beer bottle and car keys

Do not ruin July 4 by drinking and driving! A rise in alcohol sales during lockdown and the pandemic could make July this year even deadlier for driving. During July, with July 4th being a key factor, more people die in drunk driving crashes than any other month, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.   Early May represented the strongest […]

Stay Alert! Observe Alcohol Awareness Month in 2020

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April kicks off Alcohol Awareness Month in 2020. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about one-in-three traffic deaths in the United States involve a drunk driver. Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) reports more than 300,00 incidents of drinking and driving a year, resulting in one preventable death every 52 minutes across […]

You Can Still Support Walk Like MADD

Our legal firm encourages you to support walk like MADD every year.

Support Walk Like MADD, or Mothers Against Drunk Driving, on Sept. 28. The event included 162 runners, 191 walkers, 18 dogs, 65 volunteers and two goats who took 3.514 million steps. But it’s not over. Donations to support Walk Like MADD will remain open until Nov. 28 to reach the goal of $60,000. You can […]

What’s Text? National Teen Driver Safety Week

National Teen Driver Safety Week 2019 driver with phone

What’s Text? National Teen Driver Safety Week 2019 Some feel that texting while driving is the new drunk driving for a generation used to always having a cell phone in their hands. While about one quarter of fatal teen car accidents involve underage drinking and driving, texting while driving is six times more likely to […]

Embrace #SaturationSaturday

MADD urges you to unite against #SaturationSaturday.

#SaturationSaturday As part of ongoing support of Mothers Against Drunk Driving and DUI prevention, Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz was honored to provide the briefing dinner for #SaturationSaturday Aug. 24, an event organized by MADD Southwest Florida that included the Cape Coral Police Department, Lee County Sheriff’s Office, Florida Highway Patrol, Fort Myers Police […]